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Four Arrested After Two-Week Narcotic Distribution Investigation

Two were charged with intent to distribute heroin and distribution within 1,000 feet of the Forked River Elementary School

Four Forked River residents were arrested in relation to a two-week narcotic distribution investigation, Detective Sgt. Chris Cornelius said.

A motor vehicle stop was conducted on Friday, April 27 that led to the arrest of Ashley Frank, 19, Matthew Lonsdale, 30, Charles Dekker, 23 and Kurt Thatcher, 21. Following a search of the vehicle, police found narcotics including heroin, hypodermic syringes and other assorted drug paraphernalia.

Frank and Lonsdale were charged with possession of heroin, possession with intent to distribute heroin and distribution within 1,000 feet of the Forked River Elementary School.

Dekker was charged with possession of a hypodermic syringe. He also had an outstanding $25,000 Ocean County warrant.

Thatcher was charged with possession of a hypodermic syringe and having a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle.

Lonsdale and Thatcher were released on summonses. Frank was sent to the Ocean County Jail on $50,000 cash bail and Dekker was sent to jail in lieu of the warrant.

Frank has been previously arrested in relation to an and received a summons for in May 2011.

Lonsdale was and charged with possession of heroin and drug paraphernalia after a Clairmore Avenue drug raid.

Dekker was for breaking into a building on F street, theft and criminal mischief.

voiceofreason May 03, 2012 at 09:11 PM
OMG People, of course these loosers belong in Jail, thats not the question. But how many of you would like to sit in jail without a fair trial. Thats the way it goes, innocent until proven guilty( no need for the backlash I think they should rot in jail , after a fair trial). I dont want them going a changing something thats been in place forever. God forbid one of u people get accused of doing a crime you are innocent of. Then I want to hear why is he not in jail before his trial????
Dawn_me May 04, 2012 at 01:15 AM
Yes I agree with you that everyone deserves a fair trial .. but I unfortunately know Mr. Lonsdale b/c like i posted earlier my daughter met him years ago .. and he dragged her down with him .. Im not saying my daughter did not have her own mind but when you have someone like Matt trying to get you to mess up and do the things he is doing so he has someone else to buy what he needs for him it makes it a lot easier .. I dont know why but through the years Lonsdale has gotten in trouble so many times i can not keep track .. and He has not once been sentenced to jail time for any of it .. so yes he has to be working in some way with the police to keep himself out of jail ... My daughter was arrested and went to jail because he chose to take heroin and he overdosed and she woke up to him not breathing and called an ambulance to save his life.. So she was sent to jail for doing the right thing in the situation she was in yet Matt keeps getting caught with drugs and does no time at all .. Something is wrong with the way things are going with that situation... I hope the ppl involved that are sitting in jail right now stay there for long enough to get their head clear and realize what they are doing will get them nowhere at all!
George Koukos May 04, 2012 at 01:48 AM
Addiction is a disease. We will never win the war in drugs unless we concede that fact. Drug Court is a successful program designed to help non-violent drug offenders. Participants are required to complete drug treatment, attend AA/NA meetings and obtain gainful employment. If they do not comply with these very strict requirements, they are sentenced to State Prison. So, Drug Court is a win/win. Of course, substance abusers need to want to get the help or they will end up reoffending or worse.
Yoo-dog May 04, 2012 at 02:43 AM
Do you think this is a joke Steve Habs? It is not funny at all !
paddler May 04, 2012 at 09:19 AM
I think taking the road to addiction is a choice. But if you'd like to think of it as a disease, then treat it as a contagious one - and lock up the "infected" people so they don't spread their disease..... like what happened to Dawn_me's daughter.......
Lulu27drugs May 04, 2012 at 02:48 PM
So dawn, I understand you have hardship with mr Lonsdale but uh instead of sitting on your computer complaining about how Matt's a scum bag....why don't help you help your daughter, Danielle. Who obviously has problems too. It's like the pot calling the kettle black. I understand your point of view but obviously drugs are addictive and it's a disease. Why don't you be supportive instead of trash talking ? Danielle isn't much better. K? Thanks.
concernedear May 04, 2012 at 07:18 PM
touche! so is nick piccone
JOHNNY Done it May 05, 2012 at 10:12 PM
THE disease is not in there genes ,Drug most with young kids is not addiction to pain meds,,It iis let try this stuff & see they enjoyed the high , the addicion started probably after the 4th & 5th time, The 3 guys are waste products.. let them go to jail & dry out. Jail will protect us from getting robbed to pay for there habiit
diane May 07, 2012 at 02:31 AM
Like the Lacey bird killers.....they keep letting them out to do something more henious. Didn't some of the coward bird killers end up in jail for years or worse? Non of them took advantage of the outrageous slap on the wrist they got to make better lives, they just brought more misery to people.
G May 07, 2012 at 06:07 AM
it is really annoying when people try and blame other people for getting there kids hooked on drugs, regaurdless if they were 16 17 or 35. the drug user CHOOSES to try the drug, unless someone puts a gun to your head and ties you down and injects drugs into you then it was YOUR CHOICE. i dont doubt that this kid is probably a junkie low life, but everyone has free will, and if you choose to get high, its your OWN fault.
Punky103 May 07, 2012 at 10:19 PM
Hey Dawn let's talk about Danielle... I suppose you forgot to mention that when her and Matt she had a baby with some guy that she was married too... Or was suppose to be married too. Has she ever had custody of her daughter? That should say it all right there. If she wasn't fit to care for her daughter when she first had her obviously not only does she not value her daughters life but she never valued her own. Most people when they have kids want to at least clean up for the kids. It's seems that Danielle has always been a fuck up. So let's talk about that! Suck on that!
Porky piney May 07, 2012 at 10:37 PM
Amen to both comments. Dawn you really are in your own sheltered world called denial. Stop blaming everyone else besides your daughter because she has her own mind so it's her own fault. LOnsdale maybe scummy but doesn't make your daught any better then he is. So before you throw a pitty party, evaluate yourself. You have got nothing to say because you know we're right.
Porky piney May 07, 2012 at 10:59 PM
Linny before you start bashing how LONSDALE scum bag too. Do you have a mind? I believe so. Maybe not. But EVERYONE CAN MAKE THEIR OWN DECISIONS. Its not lonsdales fault that these "innocent kids"/ innocent people are doing drugs. They made the decision. So if these people are just as at fault and scummy as LONSDALE. Jesus people why ru all in denial.? This is why people have problems. You guys should stop blaming everyone else and reevaluate yourself. People do drugs bc it's their choice not LONSDALE not anyone else but their own. These people are just as much as RATS then LONSDALE. And then people wonder why people shoot up because you all suck !
dannydivito123 May 07, 2012 at 11:21 PM
oh no! get rid of matt! hes totally the reason why everyone does drugs not because people have their own minds and make their decisions. god dam give me a break. you people are pathetic
dannydivito123 May 07, 2012 at 11:27 PM
what does rats have to with anything?
dannydivito123 May 07, 2012 at 11:28 PM
KUDOS! you couldnt of said it any better
dannydivito123 May 07, 2012 at 11:29 PM
these people are getting really aggressive, i like it! keep them going!
Porky piney May 07, 2012 at 11:43 PM
Linny before you start bashing how LONSDALE scum bag too. Do you have a mind? I believe so. Maybe not. But EVERYONE CAN MAKE THEIR OWN DECISIONS. Its not lonsdales fault that these "innocent kids"/ innocent people are doing drugs. They made the decision. So if these people are just as at fault and scummy as LONSDALE. Jesus people why ru all in denial.? This is why people have problems. You guys should stop blaming everyone else and reevaluate yourself. People do drugs bc it's their choice not LONSDALE not anyone else but their own. These people are just as much as RATS then LONSDALE. And then people wonder why people shoot up because you all suck !
Laci May 07, 2012 at 11:59 PM
The Ocean County jail was expanded 2 years ago for a reason, fill up those brand new cells with 1 year leases.
buahaha May 09, 2012 at 01:19 AM
how would you know that unless you have someone taking up some of those cells? little weird...........
buahaha May 09, 2012 at 01:19 AM
what are you even talking about ?
Yoo-dog May 10, 2012 at 02:51 AM
That is funny Buahaha. I was wondering the same thing about how Laci knew that.
Yoo-dog May 10, 2012 at 03:00 AM
I agree with " G" 100 %. It is the persons choice on whether or not they are going to take the drugs. You are right dannydivito about G. She was right on. KUDOS!
Yoo-dog May 10, 2012 at 03:26 AM
What's up with you Joe ? The rat comment makes no sense at all !
Dawn_me May 12, 2012 at 09:30 PM
i dont know where you are getting your info from but obviously you are friends with matt when she began seeing him yes she had her daughter .. so im sorry but you are wrong.. she was with her daughter everyday living with her up until she started going down the wrong path .. and again you got it wrong no she never had her rights taken from her .. Danielle signed over her rights to her sister when she realized that she couldnt get control over her own life.... I hope everyone involved gets the help that they need and that is including mr lonsdale ... if you had a child you would feel the same way if they were in the situation ... good luck to you
Dawn_me May 12, 2012 at 09:32 PM
oh I blame my daughter plenty .. if you were a parent you would to have nothing nice to say about someone who introduced your child to drugs .. in the past i hoped and hoped that Matt would get the help he needed and stay on the right path .. and it seems to not have happened yet .. no Pitty party for her either .. she does need to take responsibility for her actiaons ..
Dawn_me May 12, 2012 at 09:37 PM
we have been going through this for many years now .. and yes it is easy to point the blame at others .. I know that it is not Mr lonsdales fault that she began using drugs but i do regret moving to this area everyday of my life b/c she had not touched a drug a day of her life until they were togetehr .. i know she made her own decisions but he is the one who could get them.. yes it is hard to get over that .. I lost my daughter for a long time .. i am a supportive mother and this last time she started messing up was there for her 100% .. she is going to a detox/rehab program and hopefully from there will decide to stay in and continue to get as much rehabilitation as she possibly can i def will be pushing for it .. I always hoped Matt would get the help he needed and do right .. but i just never got to see it ..I still hope him nothing but sobriety and hopefully one day soon he will get sick of living the way he has been and stick with being and staying clean
Dan May 20, 2012 at 05:40 AM
Maybe they actually pay attention to where their tax dollars go? Or have read a paper in the last two years because the jail expansion was all over the news...
JOHNNY Done it May 21, 2012 at 02:45 PM
The first choice of taking drugs was not an addiction it was a poor choice.And poor company you keep..Than when someone tells a parent whether a teacher or neighbor. little Susie was doing this..The famous response not my child than you read about then doing something illegal. Than the correct answer is i told than & now..Now you are in denial.....
Blinksville USA May 22, 2012 at 06:19 PM
This is for all the people out there that think you,your kids & grandkids are so perfect.But one day it could be your children or grandkids or even you who are dealing/ using drugs or alcohol right in your own back yard or better yet, right in your house. So all of you that are making judgement calls should always remember this " what goes around comes around " . KARMA .I'd be very careful on how you judge others. I would like to know then if you would want your loved one to get tossed in jail for along time without getting the proper trial or help that they need for their "addiction"? I don't know the people that got arrested but I certainly do agree with you that this drug dealing/using in Lacey has to stop.This town has a real problem. It has for a very long time. But there are a few of you here on LP that think that these people are the only ones in Lacey that are dealing/using drugs.Are you kidding? I find it hard to believe that they are the only ones doing that. Have you ever heard what they call Lacey High School? It's called Heroin High School .Wow! Imagine that! That's one of the biggest problem areas around here. It looks like there are corrupt things going on right in your own LHS. Do you think it could be your relative thats dealing/selling or using in the hallways & bathrooms of Herion High School? It very well could be your kids (who you say) do nothing wrong that is dealing.I don't believe it's the ones that are mentioned above.Too old for HS students!!

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